Fiction Media Group teamed up with director and Sundance perennial Marius Markevicius, producer Jon Weinbach and editor Dan Marks to create the documentary “The Other Dream Team”. For several months our artists worked with the filmmakers providing the film’s motion design, branding, and marketing materials.
The film is centered around the inspirational story of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team and their Rocky-style, unlikely run to Olympic medals. The people of Lithuania had been ruled by the USSR for years prior to the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. For a country passionate about basketball, it was an opportunity to reestablish its national identity and celebrate its new found freedom.
The film brings to light the Lithuanians’ life under Soviet rule, through photos and film never seen before by international audiences. We were provided vast collections of unseen media as sources for our motion design. Working with the editors we created 3D environments from the rough photos to tell the story from behind the iron curtain. Utilizing both 2D and 3D authoring tools, Fiction Media Group brings energy to the screen and enhances the audience’s experience.
In November 2011, “The Other Dream Team” was named an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival and was entered into the U.S. Feature Documentary Competition. The film will premiere at the festival in Park City, Utah on January 21, 2012.
Check out the film at Sundance: http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/120065/the_other_dream_team
Check out the film’s website: http://theotherdreamteam.com